Brodsworth Hall was built by the Thellusson family in the 1860s and was given to English Heritage in 1998 by Pamela Grant-Dalton. With a lottery grant they were able to purchase all of the original furniture and have left everything as it was when it was a family home.
At the moment there is an exhibition throughout the house of military memorabilia. During WW1 estate workers left to fight and in WW2 the hall was taken over by the army to house officers whilst soldiers and evacuees were billeted with local families. Land Girls and Prisoners of War helped on the estate farms.
It was well worth a visit and certainly a trip into the recent past.
On Thursday, 18 September we will be meeting Joan Herrero & Jane Field, who will be telling us of ‘An Indian Therapy Experience’. They are two nurses who go to India for the aftercare of children with complex disabilities